Sometimes it pays to know how much your print job will cost before you go through with it. The HP Color LaserJet CP3505n Printer often just that: Its Print Cost Estimator online tool lets small businesses compare the price of producing small print jobs in-house versus having them done at a local copy shop.
Unfortunately, the CP3505n falls short on some crucial qualities for a small-business printer, and it’s unwieldy, at 16.9 by 16.3 by 20.1 inches (HWD) and 59.6 pound. It posted average speeds on our test, clocking in at 11 minutes 44 seconds on our business applications suite, but output quality was subpar for a laser. Though more than half the fonts on our test tests were easily readable at 5 point, character spacing was a problem for some fonts up to 20 points. The printer did better in graphics and photo quality, despite some graininess.
The HP Color LaserJet CP3505n Printer is a reasonable choice and comes with some interesting features, but you can get more for your money elsewhere.Price rangeHP Color LaserJet CP3505n Printer: $899Check This Out:HP Officejet J5780 All-in-One: An All-in-One That’s Not for EveryoneXerox Phaser 8560MFP/D: As Solid as Its InkHP Officejet Pro K5400dtn Color Printer: Laser-Class Ink Jet